TVS Motor Company launched the new Jupiter 125 at a starting price of INR 73,400/-(ex-showroom Delhi). Until now, the Jupiter was only offered with a 110cc engine option. With the launch of Jupiter 125, it joins a long list of 125cc scooters such as Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access and others.
The Jupiter 125cc is almost identical to its 110cc sibling except for a few subtle variations. The most prominent are reshaped turn indicators mounted on the front apron. Complemented by new, sharper LED DRLs, front face of the scooter looks more aggressive in this iteration. It boasts signature commuter scooter styling elements such as a single-piece saddle with a grab rail for pillion, alloy wheels and headlamp clusters on the handlebar.
TVS has developed a brand new 124.8cc engine for this scooter. It makes 8.3hp at 6,000rpm and 10.5Nm at 4,500rpm. TVS says that the engine has been tuned for strong low and mid-range performance and responsiveness.
Suspension duties on Jupiter 125 are taken care of by telescopic forks up front and coil springs with hydraulic dampers at rear. Braking hardware comprises drum brakes as standard at both ends with the option of a disc brake at front. The braking setup is paired with a synchronized braking system for better handling on the roads.
In terms of features, the scooter has a start-stop system, side stand engine cut-off and a USB charging socket in the top model. The instrument panel is a part-analogue, part-digital affair with the latter displaying a clock, real-time fuel consumption, average fuel consumption and fuel level.
The Jupiter 125 has a new fuel tank placement, in the floorboard of the scooter, in order to provide more boot space as well as a low centre of gravity. The fuel filler cap is conveniently placed at the front, behind the apron and not under the seat as is the case with other scooters in the segment. The scooter can hold two helmets in the boot. The under-seat storage has been pegged at 33 litres.
The variants on offer are a drum brake-equipped steel wheel version, drum brakes and alloy wheels variant and a front disc brake-equipped variant with alloy wheels.